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Five Question Friday!! 5/24/13

It's a LONG weekend!!! Yahoo!!!!! 

So looking forward to some good ol' fashioned family time. I really like these peeps of mine. They make the sun shine a little brighter.

Alright. It's late (just got home from work), I'm tired, and I've gotta be up bright and early to get kids to school. Boo.

Welcome to Five Question Friday!! You've come to the right place if you discovered your muses are gearing up for a holiday weekend. 

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! 

Oh, and remember (pay close attention...this is the important one)...HAVE FUN!

Questions for Friday, May 24th: (Special thanks to 
Pam (@trooppetrie) from Troop Petrie, Brooke (@HallBro) from Brooke and Michael, Scott (@ThisDaddys_Blog) from This Daddy's Blogand yours truly for these 5QF question suggestions! I would love to link you in a future 5QF, so follow me on Twitter (@5crookedhalos) and/or like my Facebook page and watch for my Thursday shout out plea for questions! Remember to @5crookedhalos me and use hashtag #5QF if you go the Twitter route!)

1. Do you wake before the alarm or stay in bed until the last possible second?

2. Who should get a baby shower? Is it just the first baby or all babies?

3. How will you spend Memorial Day?

4. Do you have a Storm/Hurricane/Tornado/Fire plan for your kids, house..?

5. What is your favorite morning drink?


1. Do you wake before the alarm or stay in bed until the last possible second?
Oh dear Heavens. I stay in bed until the last...and I mean the absolute last minute. My sleep is precious.

Isn't it crazy how some people can get by on less sleep than others? I am a "solid 8 at a minimum" kind of girl but my hubby? 5ish'll do for him. I don't get it. I would die. Absolutely, positively DIE if I could only get 5 hours of sleep a night.

Plus, people would hate me. I get a little cranky when I don't get enough sleep.

Yeah, I'm still kind of a toddler, I guess.

2. Who should get a baby shower? Is it just the first baby or all babies?

I'm beginning to think this is another "North vs. South" kind of thing.

Up in these parts, you get a baby shower for your first. And that's it. Unless you have special a giant gap between children or a remarriage or something like that.

Otherwise, one party, and you're on your own!

It seems that you Southerners get a shower for each this really how it is? 'Cuz damn, if it is, I wish I would've lived in the South when I was birthing babies!! ;)

I like presents.

3. How will you spend Memorial Day?

Probably planting the garden, raking the left over leaves from fall, working on the closet many things to do and not enough time, so hence, we work on holiday weekends.

I'd love to be camping with my kids. Cooking hot dogs over an open flame and going to bed with melted marshmallow in our hair and dirt on our faces.

Camping always seems more "glamorous" than it is. I love and I mean LOVE our bed, so tearing me away from it to sleep on a hard mattress in a pop-up camper is kinda tough. But, I'd love to start camping again...perhaps this summer will be the summer we do it!

4. Do you have a Storm/Hurricane/Tornado/Fire plan for your kids, house..?

Yes. Sorta. Mostly. All the kids know that in severe weather we head to our basement, Pal's room specifically, if it gets really bad. But, well, we're not so good about the fire plan.

We've talked about getting out, staying low to the ground, and once upon a time had a "meeting tree"...but even I've forgotten which tree that was.

I think it's time to re-do our fire plan. And, maybe even be good parents and have a fire drill one of these days.

5. What is your favorite morning drink?

Coffee with a bit of International Delight Cinnabon creamer and a bit of French Vanilla creamer. It's as close to my Warm Cinnamon Sugar Cookie creamer as I can get.

I love just vegging with my baby until that one cup of coffee is gone, THEN we can start our day.

Now I'm looking forward to morning!


I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!


  1. last year we went camping for a week, smores and fishing and hiking and biking and grilling and mud and fun. Only at the end of the day we went into the cabin/apartment and climbed into real beds. The kids were thrilled to be camping at the camp ground, I was thrilled for the break from the bugs and mud and a warm shower

  2. Yep....I'm Southern. Only one baby shower. Thrown by someone OTHER than your mama. Unless, as you say, there are special circumstances, like a large gap, twins, etc. Then again, I'm also from a military family, so sometimes there are babies born at different duty stations, so different groups of friends will be present, yadda yadda. My whole thing is, if someone offers to throw me a shower, who am I to say no?! But I'd never ask, and my mama told me she absolutely would NOT throw me a shower of any type, any time. Off soapbox! Have a great weekend!

  3. yes you are right, camping does always sound more glamorous than it is. I do want to take son camping, but I know it will be torture for me.

  4. Yes, here in the south every baby usually gets a shower. Sometimes if they are real close in age and the same sex and the mom kept everything, one shower is all. But most of the time it's a new shower for each new baby.

  5. YES YES YES Go Camping! Preferably in Sandy's driveway this summer! We ahve a fire pit and clean ammenities for showering. I promise you'll leave here smitten with the Mitten!


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